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Automatic Enrolment functionality has been elegantly integrated into Qtac. Setting up your pension scheme, enrolling employees, issuing communication, making contributions and viewing reports – it's all seamless and simple.
Employees need to be automatically enrolled if they:
Are aged between 22 and State Pension Age
Earn more than £10,000 a year (2014/15 limit)
Work in the UK
If a company does not have a qualifying pension scheme then it must introduce one. If the employer doesn’t currently make a contribution to the pension, they will have to by law when they ‘automatically enrol’ entitled workers.
Your clients are responsible for ensuring they have a compliant pension scheme in place and that the correct employees and employers contributions are paid into the scheme.
What’s the reason for auto enrolment? The average life span has increased and people are living a lot longer. These changes to pensions are because the current state pension will just not be sufficient when retiring and therefore trying to encourage people to save for retirement.
The employer must
automatically enrol and make contributions
if using postponement, provide a notification to the eligible jobholder
process any opt-out notice
automatically re-enrol approximately every three years
keep records of the automatic enrolment process
The employer must
arrange pension scheme membership if the non-eligible jobholder decides to opt-in, and also make contributions
provide information about the right to opt-in, unless using postponement
if using postponement, the employer must provide a notification to the non-eligible jobholder & keep records of the enrolment process
The employer must:
arrange pension scheme membership if the entitled worker decides to join
provide information about the right to join, unless using postponement
if using postponement, provide a notification to the entitled worker
keep records of the joining process
A clients choice of automatic enrolment pension scheme could have an impact on the payroll processing time and costs involved.
Some of your clients may have an existing scheme, in this scenario they should ascertain with their pension provider whether it meets automatic enrolment requirements and is therefore classed as a qualifying scheme.